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LGBT Rights in Benin

    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Unrecognized
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    N/A
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    ✖ Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous
    Age of Consent
    ✖ Unequal

Public opinion polls in particular regions of Benin have found that homophobic beliefs persist.

History

Homosexual activity in Benin

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Homosexual activity in Benin is legal.

Current status
Legal
Benin does not have a law on the books criminalizing homosexuality.
Sources:
ilga.org/downloads/2017/ILG…


web.archive.org/web/2014070…//ilga.org/ilga/en/countries/BENIN/Law
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Same-sex marriage in Benin

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Same-sex marriage in Benin is unrecognized.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1900
Unrecognized
Same sex marriage is not recognized.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Benin

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Benin is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
In Benin, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.
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Right to change legal gender in Benin

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Right to change legal gender in Benin is n/a.

Current status
N/A
No Laws in Place
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Benin

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Benin is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Benin

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LGBT discrimination in Benin is no protections.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1900
No protections
No explicit protections. People are kicked out of their house if they are found out if they are lgbt.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Benin

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LGBT employment discrimination in Benin is no protections.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1900
No protections
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LGBT housing discrimination in Benin

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LGBT housing discrimination in Benin is no protections.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1900
No protections
None exist in the criminal code.
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Same-sex adoption in Benin

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Same-sex adoption in Benin is single only.

Current status
Single only
No restrictions. No laws in place for same sex couples.
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Serving openly in military in Benin

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Serving openly in military in Benin is lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned.

Current status
Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
No african county including this one allows trans service
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Blood donations by MSMs in Benin

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Blood donations by MSMs in Benin is legal.

Current status
Legal
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Conversion therapy in Benin

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Conversion therapy in Benin is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
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Equal age of consent in Benin

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Equal age of consent in Benin is unequal.

Current status
Unequal
Age of consent is 13 for hetero sex, and 21 for gay sex.
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LGBT Rights by Department

View the LGBT laws in each individual department of Benin.